The eighth rugby league Immortal, Andrew Johns, has made the bold claim Maroons halfback Daly Cherry-Evans should be handed the Kangaroos No.7 jersey over Nathan Cleary.
Cherry-Evans, who has 15 Tests caps for Australia, is the incumbent halfback, but since the Kangaroos’ last game in 2019, Cleary has emerged as one of the competition’s best players.
The 24-year-old steered his side to a premiership in 2021, but was unable to best Cherry-Evans Maroons’ this year.
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After Cherry-Evans’ important role in Queensland’s series victory, Johns believes he should be in Mal Meninga’s side.
“I think Daly Cherry-Evans deserves to be the halfback after his Origin…